About SearchEngineWatch.com

Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. The site was created by Danny Sullivan, an Internet consultant and journalist who continues to maintain the site for internet.com. He is assisted by associate editor Chris Sherman.
Harvard Criticizes Google’s Adult Content Filter

Google’s SafeSearch porn filter was found to exclude non-porn sites such as the American Library Association, in a recent test conducted by the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Link Popularity and the Myth of the Guestbook Link

Link popularity is crucial for your pages to rank well in search engines, but the value of guestbook links is questionable, at best, and potentially lethal, at worst.

Data Mining the Lycos 50

Like many search engines, Lycos offers a glimpse of what’s on the world’s mind as reflected by user searches.